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Santa Fest is Coming to Town!

Tampa Santa FestSanta Fest TampaSanta Fest is coming to Tampa this Saturday at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! The celebration kicks off with the 35th Annual Christmas Parade at 11 am. The parade steps off at Morgan Street and Madison Street. It will then march west on Madison Street to Ashley Drive before turning north and ending at Ashley Drive and Cass Street. Insider tip: The city says the best viewing spot is along Madison Street.Tampa Santa Fest

The celebration continues at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 12pm-4pm. Savor all of the sights and sounds of the holidays as the park is transformed into a winter wonderland.  The event features FREE photos with Santa, make and take holiday crafts, holiday entertainment, and plenty of games and activities.

This is an annual event you don’t want to miss. While you are in the park, consider taking the kids ice-skating at the Winter Village! Ice skating during the event will only be $5, which includes skate rental. The skate sizes are as small as a 7/8 toddler shoe size. Learn more about the Winter Village here.

Thank you to the Friends of Tampa Recreation for sharing these amazing pictures!

Get an inside look of the Winter Village by watching this video we put together during the grand opening ceremony in November!


Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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